Sembrong Umno to hold special meeting on Jan 29 to clarify stance on Hisham's suspension

PETALING JAYA: Sembrong Umno will hold a special meeting on Sunday (Jan 29) to clarify its stand on the suspension of division chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic) from the party.

The division’s deputy chief Abd Ghani Abd Rashid said that a press conference would be held following the meeting, Malay language daily Sinar Harian reported.

"I will call for a Sembrong Umno special press conference after the meeting tomorrow at around 5pm.

"During the press conference, a statement will be issued by Sembrong Youth chief Hafiz Ariffin," he said.

However, Abd Ghani said Hishammuddin would not be attending the meeting and presser as he was currently overseas.

At a late night meeting on Friday (Jan 27), the Umno supreme council sacked former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and supreme council member Tan Sri Noh Omar.

Hishammuddin as well as former Umno information chief Shahril Hamdan, former Youth exco member Datuk Dr Fathul Bari Mat Jahya, former Johor state exco member and Tebrau Umno chief Datuk Maulizan Bujang and former Jempol MP Datuk Seri Mohd Salim Mohd Shariff were also suspended for six years.

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